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New fast-casual restaurants open in D.C.

New fast-casual restaurants open in D.C.

By By Ben Fox, Staff Writer

February 21, 2012

In the 1970s Burger King created one of its most memorable slogans, the now infamous line “Have it your way!” The meaning behind that phrase was that the food a customer ordered could be changed based on what toppings the person preferred. Today, 40 years later, “Have it your way” is being taken...

Students punishable for tobacco on school grounds

Students punishable for tobacco on school grounds

By By Dana Youngentob, Online News Editor

February 21, 2012

In the state of Maryland, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to use or possess cigarettes. However, every day after school students are smoking them across the street. At CHS, the punishment for tobacco on school grounds or in the immediate visible area is confiscation of products, parent...

Five-cent bag tax leads to customer response

By By Jenna Cantor, News Editor

February 21, 2012

Almost two months have passed since the Montgomery County Council implemented a five cent tax on plastic and paper bags. Retail stores have noticed various customer responses to this tax. “About 80 percent of customers are already bringing in their own reusable bags,” Giant customer service...

Offshore wind energy petition gains support

By By Emily Birnbaum, Contest Manager

December 20, 2011

The Maryland Student Climate Coalition (MSCC) is currently gathering signatures for a petition in support of offshore wind energy in Maryland, which it hopes to soon pass on to the Maryland Boad of Regents and the Maryland Board of Education of Public School Systems. The MSCC hopes to persuade both...

Twitter timelines provides witty tweets

Twitter timelines provides witty tweets

By By Tyler Mead, Observations Production Editor

December 20, 2011

Eventually all tweeters get fed up with seeing their friends complain about their lives or talk about their conquest of a sandwich. The Observer suggests people to follow when the timeline is stale. The accounts brighten many tweeters’ days with witty relatable tweets that have given the users internet...

British band One Direction gains popularity

British band One Direction gains popularity

By By Natalia Derechin, Features Production Editor

December 20, 2011

Who’s British? Queen Elizabeth. Who’s British and cute? Hugh Grant. Who’s British cute and can sing? One Direction. Some students might have no idea what I’m talking about, some might not have a tumblr, but now it’s all about to change. The new pop-band, mainly located in the United Kingdom,...

Kyle in Context

Kyle in Context

By By Kyle Edwards, Online Humor Columnist

December 20, 2011

I believe in using the knowledge gained in some parts of life to succeed in others. My goal over the past year was to become a successful fantasy football manager, so I focused all my attention on one league and created a system of winning where my idealism and favoritism came last. I learned both of...

Rumored ban on leggings just stretching the truth

Rumored ban on leggings just stretching the truth

By By Allison Srour, Features Editor and Sarah Reitzes, News Editor

December 8, 2011

Twitter, Facebook and Hot 99.5 had students in a fury Wednesday night and Thursday morning with rumors about a new MCPS policy banning students from wearing leggings and yoga pants to school. According to a Dec. 8 Kensington Patch article, MCPS is not in fact putting a policy into effect. MCPS schools...

Beavis and Butthead debut

By Alex Korty, Staff Writer

November 22, 2011

It’s been nearly 14 years since the trouble-making duo of Beavis and Butthead have been seen on television, and their humor is just as funny as in their glory days. Fans of the show don't just expect more of the same anymore, they want something better. That's exactly what the first new episode...

Libraries incorporate e-books

By Manisha Singh, Fact Checker

November 17, 2011

Can’t find another source for that English essay due tomorrow? Don’t worry; CHS students no longer have to agonize over the idea of getting out of the house and heading over to the local library in search of a particular book they just can’t find. The Potomac Library started following the Montgomery...

Kyle in Context

Kyle in Context

By Kyle Edwards, Online Humor Columnist

November 17, 2011

Coffee shops are everywhere. Within that espresso, latte or cappuccino is modern society’s solution for late nights; they are a break from the chaos of our jobs and a forum for small talk. As a loather of small talk and a fan of coffee, I went to a Starbucks for a few hours one afternoon to take...

Office kicks off without Steve Carrell

By Jamie Lescht, Public Relations

October 25, 2011

Fans of The Office will no longer hear the phrase “that’s what she said” because Michael Scott (Steve Carell, Date Night) is no longer on the show. The show’s first episode of the eighth season kicks off with the entire cast planking on items around the office. New manager Andy Bernard (Ed...

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